18. Meet a Neighbor or Local Resident, If Possible
If you are visiting a neighborhood, and you happen to see a neighbor or a local resident, give them a friendly “hello” and ask them about their honest opinion of the area. You will be surprised at how helpful some people are willing to be when you ask them this, and everyone had gripes about their neighborhood. So it may surprise you how honest someone will be about all of the negatives. You will learn quickly if you want to move there or not, and as an added bonus, you already made a new friend!